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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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12/31
Microchip captures clusters of circulating tumor cells - NIH study
Development could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads.…
05/27
Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals
NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines.…
05/27
Harnessing Genome Editing Technologies to Functionally Validate Genetic Variants in Substance Use Disorders (R21/R33)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DA-16-004 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
05/27
Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research (R24)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-16-009 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. Delirium…
05/27
Five named to NIAMS Advisory Council
Council members provide advice on broad policy issues, make recommendations on research proposals.…
05/26
Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-15-023 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
05/26
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories (U18)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-15-023 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The inte…
05/26
Smokeless Tobacco Reference Products (UC2)
Funding Opportunity RFA-FD-15-026 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. FDA's CT…
05/26
SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44)
Funding Opportunity RFA-ES-15-008 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
05/20
Animals? presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism
NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.…
05/20
Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS and FTD
NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorder…
05/19
NINR welcomes four new members to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research
The council is the institute?s principal advisory board.…
05/19
NHLBI Media Availability: New form of interleukin-2 could be fine-tuned to fight disease
Finding shows potential benefit to transplantation and autoimmune disease.…
05/13
A SMARTer approach to stroke care
NIH study uses MRI scans to screen stroke patients for acute treatment within the first critical 60 …
05/12
Scientists unravel the mystery of the tubulin code
NIH study provides a glimpse into the code that controls variety of cell functions.…
05/11
Ease of weight loss influenced by individual biology
NIH study finds varied responses to calorie restriction in obese adults.…
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Blog Post » Collaborative Care
Dr. Insel lauds University of Washington psychiatrist and researchers Wayne Katon and the collaborat…
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Blog Post » Targeting Suicide
Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the …
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Blog Post » BRAIN Awareness
March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity to celebrate neuroscience. Dr. Insel talks about…
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Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? ? Part 2
A London neuroscientist suggests two kinds of causes for disease; Dr. Insel talks about the implicat…
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Blog Post » Crowdsourcing RDoC
NIMH?s RDoC initiative is in keeping with current interest in precision medicine. In his latest blog…
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Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times
NIMH?s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute?s priorities for the nex…
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Blog Post » Training for the Future
Dr. Insel talks about the important of incorporating neuroscience in the training of psychiatric res…
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Blog Post » Transparency
Dr. Insel introduces a white paper posted on the NIMH website which provides answers to many of the …
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Blog Post » Mental Health Awareness Month: By the Numbers
Statistics paint a picture of the impact of mental illness in the United States; Dr. Insel reviews t…
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Video » NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series - Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD, presents ?When Access isn?t Enough - Persistent Disparities among our Natio…
05/27
Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment
Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively…
05/27
Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease
Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer'…
05/27
Jill Orhn Recovery Coaching to be Featured on CUTV News Radio
STILLWATER, MINNESOTA, USA, May 27, 2015 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The decision to give up the lifestyle…
05/27
Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment
Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively…
05/27
A better understanding of links between pain and anxiety reveals treatment opportunities
Anxiety is common in people suffering from chronic pain, and people with anxiety are more likely to …
05/27
Hip fractures in the elderly caused by falls, not osteoporosis
Anti-osteoporotic medication is not an effective means for preventing hip fractures among the elderl…
05/27
Endoscopic removal of spinal tumor with the patient awake at Rhode Island Hospital
Albert Telfeian, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, perfo…
05/27
The two-in-one brain scan
… neuroimaging techniques: magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)…
05/27
Graduate student integrates music, neuroscience in research
… his research with a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine after his prese…
05/27
Nanotechnology identifies brain tumor types through MRI 'virtual biopsy' in animal studies
If results are confirmed in humans, tumor cells could someday be diagnosed by MRI imaging and treate…
05/27
Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease
"Alzheimer's is a gray matter disease," said Federica Agosta, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the study co…
05/27
Alzheimer?s Biomarker Could be Identified by Neuroimaging Test
A new study reports a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease could be detected with the help of neuroimag…
05/27
A Study Showed That Brain Imaging Can Confirm the Severity of Pain
… participants using MRI, or the magnetic resonance imaging," said VitaBreeze Supplemen…
05/27
Genetic anomaly in artery causes stroke in active, local man
… Hospital, Guarriello underwent CAT and MRI scans, an EKG test, and finally ……
05/27
Weak electric current to the brain may improve thinking in people with schizophrenia
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging ……
05/27
Social media & archaeology -- a match not made in heaven
The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with con…
05/27
Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a s…
05/27
Cocaine addiction, craving and relapse
One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdr…
05/27
Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder
Researchers are utilizing animal models to understand how dysfunction of either of two genes associa…
05/27
A prefrontal?thalamo?hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation
Trajectory-dependent firing of neurons within the nucleus reuniens of the thalamus?hippocampus circu…
05/27
Interaction and signalling between a cosmopolitan phytoplankton and associated bacteria
Interactions between primary producers and bacteria impact the physiology of both partners, alter th…
05/27
The hypoxic cancer secretome induces pre-metastatic bone lesions through lysyl oxidase
Tumour metastasis is a complex process involving reciprocal interplay between cancer cells and host …
05/27
Study examines hospice use and depression symptoms in surviving spouses
While most surviving spouses had more depression symptoms following the death of their partner regar…
05/27
Effective season extension technologies identified for strawberry production
A study assessed economic returns to three season extension methods for strawberry production in the…
05/27
Machine-learning breakthrough paves way for medical screening, prevention and treatment
A breakthrough in machine learning has also brought about a 'game changer' for the science of metabo…
05/27
Study identifies brain regions activated when pain intensity doesn't match expectation
Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually st…
05/27
New planning toolset gives farmers more options for improving water quality
A team from USDA-Agricultural Research Service and Environmental Defense Fund has developed a conser…
05/26
'Pain sensing' gene discovery could help in development of new methods of pain relief
A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an inter…
05/26
Asian family research answers questions on fatty acid in brain
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential f…
05/26
Researchers develop a new, free online system able to automatically, quickly and precisely analyse the images from a magnetic resonance of the brain
Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the National Centre for Scientific …
05/26
Surgical skills lab and dissection curricula train neurosurgical residents
A surgical skills laboratory and corresponding dissection curricula were established in the Departm…
05/26
Interpreting the Brain Activity of Preterm Babies
Researchers report the brainstorm of neural activity in premature babies is governed by the same rul…
05/26
Researchers Create Spheres of Brain Cells Which Mimic the Architecture of the Cerebral Cortex
Researchers hope tracking the development of the spheroids and observing their interactions may shed…
05/26
Patterns of brain activity reorganize visual perception during eye movements
New research by Christopher Pack, from McGill University, suggests oscillations in brain activity ha…
05/26
Earthquakes prove to be an unexpected help in interpreting the brain activity of very premature babies
University of Helsinki researchers have partnered with Swedish and Australian researchers to create …
05/25
Cell-intrinsic adaptation of lipid composition to local crowding drives social behaviour
Cells sense the context in which they grow to adapt their phenotype and allow multicellular patterni…
05/24
MRI Texture Analysis Reveals Deep Gray Nuclei Damage in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
CONCLUSIONSTA of T1 weighted images revealed DGN alterations in patients with ALS, namely in the tha…
05/22
In memoriam: Carol Kruse, pioneer in brain cancer research and immunotherapy
Carol Kruse, a UCLA scientist and recognized leader in immunological therapy for brain cancer, passe…
05/22
CMV May Cause Brain Cancer; The CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence
CMV proteins are oncogenic (cancer causing) ? ?and at the same time avoid recognition by th…
05/21
Using Optogenetics to Switch Off Tactile Sensation
According to a new study, researchers use optogenetic technology to manipulate neural circuitry and …
05/20
Age?Related Cortical Thickness Reduction in Non?Demented Down's Syndrome Subjects
CONCLUSIONSOur findings showed that Down Syndrome subjects are affected by a diffuse cortical thinni…
05/20
MRI Pre? and Post?Embolization Enhancement Patterns Predict Surgical Outcomes in Intracranial Meningiomas
CONCLUSIONSPre? and postembolization tumor enhancement patterns on magnetic resonance imaging define…
05/20
Effect of Water T2 Shortening in the Quantification of in?vitro Proton MR Spectroscopy
CONCLUSIONThese results suggest that the shortening of T2 values should be taken into account when p…
05/18
Sexual selection protects against extinction
Reproduction through sex carries substantial costs, mainly because only half of sexual adults produc…
05/18
MET is required for the recruitment of anti-tumoural neutrophils
Mutations or amplification of the MET proto-oncogene are involved in the pathogenesis of several tum…
05/13
Observation of the rare Bs0 ?µ+µ? decay from the combined analysis of CMS and LHCb data
The standard model of particle physics describes the fundamental particles and their interactions vi…
05/11
Cytosolic extensions directly regulate a rhomboid protease by modulating substrate gating
Intramembrane proteases catalyse the signal-generating step of various cell signalling pathways, and…
05/06
Cyclic di-GMP acts as a cell cycle oscillator to drive chromosome replication
Fundamental to all living organisms is the capacity to coordinate cell division and cell differentia…
05/06
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05/04
Histone H3.3 is required for endogenous retroviral element silencing in embryonic stem cells
Transposable elements comprise roughly 40% of mammalian genomes. They have an active role in genetic…
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